2013

Jeans, Babies, and Loyalty

MaritzCX

When it comes to customer experience, retailers and most restaurants are struggling. We can see this clearly from our CEBenchmarks™ program, which tracks customer experience activity across eleven different industries.

3 Reasons Customer Service Management Software is More Critical Today

Win the Customer

Customer service management software and CRM focuses on providing more efficient ways to unify business activities to carry out more effective customer service actions contributing to a better service experience.

Augmented Reality As a Selling Tool

MaritzCX

One of the many benefits of having kids in university is that it keeps you more current on technology than, perhaps, you might normally be. Our oldest son (the future mechanical engineer) showed me something this past weekend that was, frankly, remarkable.

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Year In Review: Our Ten Most Read Blog Posts of 2013

MaritzCX

We covered a lot of ground here on the Allegiance blog in 2013, from program design recommendations to leadership lessons to industry trends. Here’s a chance to catch up on what you missed by reviewing our ten most read posts from this year. Enjoy!

Trends 260

The Difference Between Customer Experience and Customer Feedback

Managing the CX is vastly different from soliciting customer feedback. Here’s why traditional customer feedback approaches (CSAT, NPS) are not enough to affect positive, customer-centric change.

Customers. Culture. Commitment.

MaritzCX

I have learned some valuable things during my first year as CEO of Allegiance and would like to share a few of them with you. Customers. One of my favorite things this past year has been meeting customers. When our customers are successful we are successful as a company.

More Trending

L’Chaim! Bringing data to life

MaritzCX

Remember when those magical words “once upon a time” promised an exciting story? We strive for the same excitement, or level of persuasion, when storytelling with data but we often miss the mark.

Data 260

L’Chaim! Bringing data to life

MaritzCX

Remember when those magical words “once upon a time” promised an exciting story? We strive for the same excitement, or level of persuasion, when storytelling with data but we often miss the mark.

Data 260

L’Chaim! Bringing data to life

MaritzCX

Remember when those magical words “once upon a time” promised an exciting story? We strive for the same excitement, or level of persuasion, when storytelling with data but we often miss the mark.

Data 260

Glad I Was Able to Help

MaritzCX

On Friday morning, the day after Thanksgiving, I placed an online order for a Christmas gift for my wife. I was pleased to see that the product she wanted was “in stock,” and that I would be able to get it using “standard shipping” within 2-6 days.

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To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.

Glad I Was Able to Help

MaritzCX

On Friday morning, the day after Thanksgiving, I placed an online order for a Christmas gift for my wife. I was pleased to see that the product she wanted was “in stock,” and that I would be able to get it using “standard shipping” within 2-6 days.

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It’s Time to Climb out of Our Customer Experience Measurement Box

MaritzCX

My colleague, Michael Allenson, has some additional points about the customer journey which are both valuable and pertinent, especially as they relate to the potential shortcomings of CRM. As always, any and all comments are welcome.

It’s Time to Climb out of Our Customer Experience Measurement Box

MaritzCX

My colleague, Michael Allenson, has some additional points about the customer journey which are both valuable and pertinent, especially as they relate to the potential shortcomings of CRM. As always, any and all comments are welcome.

Forget the customer experience: you have to remember the customer first

MaritzCX

How much difference does the customer’s engagement make to the customer experience? Note: the customer’s engagement NOT customer engagement. Or, in other words, do you get treated better as a customer if you are nicer to a brand’s customer service team?

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

Forget the customer experience: you have to remember the customer first

MaritzCX

How much difference does the customer’s engagement make to the customer experience? Note: the customer’s engagement NOT customer engagement. Or, in other words, do you get treated better as a customer if you are nicer to a brand’s customer service team?

Getting customers to respond to your survey is now easier

MaritzCX

I was meeting with a well-known brand’s insight manager earlier this week and we had discussed the usual challenges that a medium sized retailer has. We had talked about some of our innovations and how they could help his brand improve customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Survey 260

Engaging surveys for your customers so they give valuable feedback

MaritzCX

You remember last week that we posed the questions: How do your customers respond to the (Maritz enabled) survey and when they do, how do you engage with them? Last week, we answered the first part and this week I’ll answer the second part. So, to pick up where we left off……. So, how do.

Mobile rendering vs optimisation: what’s the difference?

MaritzCX

One of the great things about working at Maritz is that although we are the world’s largest performance improvement company, turning over in excess of $1bn a year, because we are still privately held we can have a really flexible, boutique approach.

The SaaS Guide to Customer Engagement, Retention, and Advocacy

After onboarding, most SaaS customers have to find their own way to success. This ebook by Influitive is a compilation of some of the best examples of programs designed to drive customer retention and advocacy, with examples from some of the world’s largest and most innovative SaaS vendors.

How SmartProbe™ helps you improve brand performance

MaritzCX

In the last blog I introduced you to our mobile survey optimisation technology. Now I would like to show you how it fits in with our SmartProbe™ innovation – a unique online verbatim probing tool. Do you remember the old days when most surveys were telephone based?

Brands 260

You can’t just build it and hope that they will come

MaritzCX

I was fortunate enough to be a judge once more at the UK Customer Experience awards last week, writes Andy Wand. A very well run event with lots of candidates and brands across many sectors. It’s a long and busy day with judging (72 awards by numerous judging panels) in the morning followed by the.

Brands 260

The Unexpected Customer

MaritzCX

Some friends of mine asked me to give up a workday and volunteer time at the local thrift store. Our local thrift store asks for volunteers to get the community more engaged in their efforts.

Best. Day. Ever.

MaritzCX

When our Marketing department challenged us to come up with our Best Day Ever at Maritz stories, I thought back over the last seven years and had several different occasions come to mind. I thought of my unique interview experience when I first came to Maritz in 2006.

6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

Getting customers to respond to your survey is now easier

MaritzCX

I was meeting with a well-known brand’s insight manager earlier this week and we had discussed the usual challenges that a medium sized retailer has. We had talked about some of our innovations and how they could help his brand improve customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Survey 260

Engaging surveys for your customers so they give valuable feedback

MaritzCX

You remember last week that we posed the questions: How do your customers respond to the (Maritz enabled) survey and when they do, how do you engage with them? Last week, we answered the first part and this week I’ll answer the second part. So, to pick up where we left off……. So, how do.

Mobile rendering vs optimisation: what’s the difference?

MaritzCX

One of the great things about working at Maritz is that although we are the world’s largest performance improvement company, turning over in excess of $1bn a year, because we are still privately held we can have a really flexible, boutique approach.

How SmartProbe™ helps you improve brand performance

MaritzCX

In the last blog I introduced you to our mobile survey optimisation technology. Now I would like to show you how it fits in with our SmartProbe™ innovation – a unique online verbatim probing tool. Do you remember the old days when most surveys were telephone based?

Brands 260

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.